Movie studios have pulled support, now retail and rental will go pro-Blu. Is the format war finally decided? IGN traces the progression from 'stalemate' to conclusion.
where was this "rise" of HD DVD?
The short time between when the 1st HD DVD player was released and the first blu-ray player was released. For that number of weeks HD DVD couldn't do anything but rise
Rise of HD-DVD means, From the Launch of HD-DVD to the Launch of the PS3.
HD-DVD: Dude, I almost had you. Blu-Ray: You almost had me? You never had me you never had your CAR!
LOL What a flop
It all started with Warner Bros
nah, Blockbuster saw this comming from about 300-milels
At least Betamax had a few years...
Now ALL instead of just MOST of the good SH!T in high definition will be on BD. Considering how long other format wars have lasted, this was relatively short and to the point. I'm sorry to say it but unless you bought a PS3 that had Blu-Ray included, there was no reason in my opinion to go out and buy a stand alone HD player of ANY kind until this formate debacle was resolved, that is if you cherish your consumer dollars. We should all rejoice now that there is one HD formate to rule them all, LOL.
Poor HD-DVD, it had a good start, but what goes up must come down.
the only reason there was any sort of war to begin with was because HD-DVD had Microsoft in its camp.
Hey man where did u get that picture.. took me a while to figure out it was a killzone 2 cover box concept ^_^
microsoft was scared of having other companies' propiatory parts in their systems and having to pay royalties. xbox 1 was almost entirely composed of non-microsoft parts. they learned their lesson the first time. had toshiba opted to PAY microsoft the difference for putting in HD-DVD in 360s, HD-DVD might have had 17 million+ players out there on top of dedicated players.
for movies microsoft doesn't want HD-DVD or Bluray...it wants downloads.
for games it wants the old DVD.
It doesn't work that way anymore.
They xbox 360 was rushed to market and there was no way to put in HD-DVD...even if they did...it would still have a 30 percent failure rate..unless that would have let toshiba build it... Sony put in its heart and soul into the PS3...now since they won the format war...sony will continue to lower the price of bluray and the PS3...You will see PS3 at $299 this fall..and stand alone bluray players will pop up like wildfire....the chinese made ones will be less than $150...
And xbox live downloads are not 1080p...and nobody except for the verison fios users has any good bandwidth to download 1080p movies...and do you think Sony is gonna stand by and not do digital distribution? heck they are doing it in games...look at warhawk, GT5 prologue...and even PSP games. Microsoft has not released a full download game yet like Sony has over their network. Sony is just waiting to get there movie download server right when HOME gets released.
I think apples DD system is way better than microsofts.
Just so you know, you can download full games off of XBL. Just to a google search for Xbox Originals. Also, I'm enjoying downloading 1080p movies now on my connection(no FIOS) and put back to back with Spider-Man blu-ray it looks just as good.
The difference between Apple and MS is that MS is proven and successful, Apple not so much yet.
IGN lies, we're not dying until I pour this beer on the curb for my homies. I WILL DRINK MY BEER!! My new initiative: $50 players with a coupon for $50 inside the box and 10 HDDVD movies, beat that Blu-Ray.
even though this is my last bubble...
I'm not talking to you anymore!
HD-DVD never had a "rise", just a FALL, and a fall hard and crack the cranium for that matter....AHAHAHHAHAHHAHA I'm sorry for the BAD day of news you BABOONS had today, but it's not going to get any easier for you BABOONS.....AHAHHAHHAHHA
shut up bill gates it's you're fault, you didn't help your format to stay alive...
HD-DVD was a great format. It lost because Sony put blu-ray in a gaming system. If you had both formats side by side it's the same. Just HD-DVD had those awsome features, Blu-ray did not. And Lossless sound did not faze me cuz my suround sound only pushes dolby digital.
Toshiba, we never wanted your f*cking war!
Blu-Ray always had superior storage capabilities, and Toshibas lower cost argument - everyone knows its much cheeper to release every single title in 2 rather than 1 format!!!!
Everyone should already know pretty much the story of beta and vhs. Many (myself included) referred to this hd war as the world format war 2 (WFWII). I would like to believe that hddvd was headed in the right direction. You have to admit that aside from support from the studios, both formats are 'almost' equal with capacity per layer being the main difference. Just like beta did not record as much as vhs yet the quality was actually higher for beta vs vhs. HDDVD and bluray were on par with each other when it came to IQ/AQ. Toshiba is a developer of hardware. Sony is too yet they have several advantages that Toshiba (and MS) dosen't. They are also a movie studio so it is obvious that their content would be on bluray. They are also a software company so (again) it is obvious that their content would be on bluray. They also have the biggest selling console to date with a name to throw around to the other content providers. Using their influence and name power of the playstation brand, how could movie studios NOT want to go with what would be a sure thing? If the price had been where it is now for the "trojan horse" PS3 it would easily have sold far more than it currently has in the US. I am reminded at the dreamcast head start over the ps2. The DC is a great machine and did what it set out to do which was deliver great games. Yet when the ps2 launched with DVD built in it makes people wonder why sega didnt have a dvd drive for the DC. Thanks to sony being a hardware company and one of the members of the dvd consortium it was easy for them to add something they themselves could build, and support with content from their own movie studios. Fast forward to this gen and it is the same thing all over again. MS supporting HDDVD was a bad call but one they probably felt was best to server them in the long run. Unfortunately that run wasnt so long. I like both formats and think they could have worked together and probably still might. There are good and bad on both sides and being able to give and take from each other will only benefit new comers to the HD era. TV's coming down in price, one hd format for consumers, a system capable of delivering both hd content and games....it is a good time to jump in. As a 360 gamer who has criticized sony for their decisions I can say that I also criticize MS and toshiba for theirs. Seeing as there will now be one HD format, I can accept that. Perhaps now we can get back to gaming news on this site. I will be getting a ps3 soon enough and have always been a supporter of good gaming regardless of platform. Those who only choose to support one side are doing themselves a big disservice to why games are made. I used to be that way in the snes genesis days. Only supporting the genesis then I realized that there is more to gaming than just what is on a single system. Fanboys need to realize this and give the other controller a try. You may just find that there is fun in gaming on all platforms.
too much letters to say "HDDVD is pwned"
I'm just waiting for M$ to announce a Blu-Ray add-on for the 360.
Its bad news Sony controling the next generation of movies, they've already started ripping off their fanboys by making their hardware extinct.
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